At SURGERY.FM, our commitment to you is that we want you to be able to visit our site without having to worry about us using your personal information inappropriately.

We know that illustrations and helpful surgical educational material can be hard to find. The goal at  is to provide high-quality, unbiased and useful information that anyone can access. When you are on our blog, some information is collected, and this is typical of most blogs. The information is helpful to us because it tells us how many visitors we have to the blog and it also provides us with more information so that we can improve our services to you.

Who we are

Our blog address is: https://surgery.fm

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information could be collected about internet traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. This information helps us track how we can improve our services to you. If you communicate on our blog or with our SURGERY.FM staff or those assigned to assist us, then we may collect the information. Examples of these methods include contact forms on our site, emails to us, comments that you might leave or other such activities.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the blog, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the blog can download and extract any location data from images on the blog.

Contact forms

If you contact us, we could store your email address and your email for our records. We will never sell your email address to a third party.

Cookies

Cookies are used to help collect statistics about people who go to SURGERY.FM. Cookies are meant to improve the experience of those who come to the blog, but if you do not want to allow cookies, then you can block them on your web browser. Cookies can help us prevent spam, and can help us provide you with more appropriate services or products. Cookie information may be shared with advertisers on SURGERY.FM. Additionally, if we provide a link from our blog to another blog, or if there is an ad that links to another blog, they may also have cookies and clicking to their blog or the ad could enable them. If you want to block cookies then review the options on the internet web browser you are using and you can block cookies if you would like to. If we enable comments then the following applies: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and blog in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other blogs Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).

Embedded content from other blogs behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other blog. These blogs may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that blog.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics, Yoast SEO and there are other companies who we may potentially share your data with.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our blog (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Blog administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third Party Links

It is possible that links we have on our blog could direct you to another blog or to a third party. You will need to review their privacy policy and their terms of use. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their actions or their privacy policies.

Have additional questions?

If you would like to ask any additional questions about our privacy policy, you can find our email on the “About” page of this website.